diy :: rolling rubber band stamps

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hi lovelies!  after seeing this how-to over on look at what i made, i knew i had to make these!  using some very simple supplies, you can make all kind of stamps to doll up just about anything.  i made four of them, and i’ll walk you through each of them.

first off you need to gather some supplies.  what you’ll need:

– a few wallpaper seam rollers. i found these at lowe’s for $1.39 each!

– some wide rubber bands, like the ones they use in the produce dept at the grocery store.

– adhesive, i used gorilla glue but super glue or the like would work fine too.

– stamp pads in any color (see above)

– scissors

diy rolling stamps

i made the four of these in just about 30 mins, and see what all you can do with them!

diy rolling stamps

this one is all about the thrill of the frill.  i love that it’s not perfect, like little dripping points.

diy rolling stamps

the how to: cut the rubber band and lay it flat (pinning each end to a cork board helps keep it flat).  mark every 1/4″ with a pen and using a hole punch, punch out holes about half way up all the way across.  wrap the band around your roller and cut it to fit exactly without having to stretch it.  then, spread the glue on one side, using a straight pin to help spread it out.  place the rubber band around the roller until the glue dries enough to keep it in place (only takes a few seconds!).  then let dry for a few hours before use.

diy rolling stamps

ok, this one is easy!  i just slapped four of the skinny bands on the roller and voila!  no gluing or cutting necessary!

diy rolling stamps

i thought this one would give a checkered look, but turns out one of my rubber bands wasn’t as thick as the other side. so, it gave me flags!  so glad it worked out this way, it turned out to be one of my favorites!

diy rolling stamps

the how to: place two rubberbands around the roller spaced about 1/4″ apart.  cut a thicker rubberbands into 1/4″ segments.  using a straight pin, ‘dip’ the squares into glue and place them in between the two rubberbands.  continue until they reach all the way around.

we all love pendants, don’t we? i just can’t get enough of them!  cathe does a great job at explaining how to do this one at her blog, so i’ll send you there for the instructions.  the only thing i did different was use gorilla glue instead of spray adhesive, and i used scissors instead of an exacto knife.

aren’t they cute?  the possibilities are endless! let me know if you have any questions!

xoxo, bonnie

Comments

  • These are amazing! Thank you so much for the instructions. Love them!

  • Cool ! Love this tutorial :)

  • love this tutorial!

  • those a awesome. i will check our home depot for the rollers. don’t know whether we have anything like this in germany… the tut is super! thank you!

    • hi lou!! hm, i’m not sure either but i know the home depot’s in the u.s. has them, so maybe so? i sure hope so!

  • I am soooo excited to make these, thanks! :)

  • too cute – love the accidental flags!

  • These are SO fun! I can’t wait to make some too! The accidental flags are my favorite :)

  • How fun are these! I can’t wait to give them a try!

  • Those are so cute. Such lovely colours too.

  • I can’t wait to make some!

  • seriously fantastic! what fun designs!

  • Those are adorable! I can see many fancy envelopes leaving my house in the near future….

  • Completely cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Here’s what I came up with! http://www.flickr.com/photos/40128854@N04/4485871620/

    I did triangle flags since that was my favorite design you showed. Instead of rubber bands, I used sticky-back foam sheets, cut into the shape desired.

    So much fun! Thanks! :)

    • anna! you just made me giggle with delight out loud! i even clapped my hands, lol. yours looks so wonderful, great job!!

  • oh, Anna – what a cute idea to send a thanks to Bonnie in your pic!

    I made mine tonight too!!! love ‘em!

  • this is so nice! and what an easy tutorial! thanks, Bonnie!

  • Adorable!

  • This is the coolest thing ever. The possibilities are absolutely endless. Thanks.

  • so cute!

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